What it took to install Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station

What it took to install Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station

There are going to be problems when you begin the charging infrastructure installation process. It’s hard to say when or where–every project is unique, with unique players–but they’re going to crop up. We’ve harped on the importance of picking the right partners to push your infrastructure project to completion, but do you have the right mind set?

You’d think that an OEM and a dealer duo would have no problem installing charging infrastructure at a dealer location, but even Navistar’s NEXT eMobility team and West Michigan International faced their share of challenges in installing Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station.

David Sickels, editor of The Buzz, and I connected with Jason Gies, vice president, eMobility Business Development, and Ed Rietman, dealer principal, West Michigan International, to talk about how they plowed through their challenges, the charging equipment details and how they aim to manage public charging demands while meeting their commercial customer needs. Watch the video above for all of their electrifying insight.

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